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Rochelle Leya Watts

"Maiden´s Choice" by Rochelle Leya Watts

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This is for Dan Shevock for his comments, sorry your poem is so long in coming. I noticed your dog in your bio photo is named Zorya, so this is a poem about that Slavic myth. I picked the Morning Star to write about. Its a little Valkyrie in tone, with a bit of rhyme to echo your nice musical style. The line in the middle is according to Wikipedia how a prayer to a goddess of horses and battle started.
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The Maiden’s Choice

The heavenly gates open upon the field
And in their light the battle is revealed

The cracking of steel on steel echoes
Of men screaming, wild and reckless

She rides silently upon
A pale horse the light of first dawn

Her eyes upon the men and hand fast on the spear
Listening beyond the cries of pain to hear

“Defend me, oh maiden, …”

She is quick to his side and though he fails to see
Through out the battle the maiden there to be

When from behind an assault like to death
She removes the ambushers each and last breath

The afternoon passes in colliding toil
Feint and blow beneath its heated coil

Then victory from one bold charge, and he who led
In front has survived by a starry steel thread

←- The Drowning of Henry Fellow | The Message of the Survivor -→

30 Sep 2006:-) Dan Shevock
yay *1st comment sarabande* This rocks! Nobody ever knows where I got the name Zorya. (and she is Zorya Utrennyaya) You rock! The first line, "The heavenly gates open upon the field, And in their light the battle is revealed," is just so magical. She's like a guardian angel in this poem, the dawn and hope.
*Sorry it took me so long to comment on this, I took the summer off Elfwood, and now that I'm back to work (as a Music Teacher) I'm back to the computer as well.

:-) Rochelle Leya Watts replies: "I am glad you like it."
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'Maiden's Choice':
 • Created by: :-) Rochelle Leya Watts
 • Copyright: ©Rochelle Leya Watts. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Battle, Maiden, Protection, Victory, Zorya
 • Categories: Fights, Duels, Battles, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins
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